In sex priores libros Geometricorum . . .

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Oronce Finé, "In Sex Priores Libros Geometricorum..." Paris: Simone de Colines, 1544. The mathematician Oronce Finé was blessed with one of the best printers of the century, Simon de Colines. The pages shown here only hint at the typographic variety to be found throughout the text. Note the fine strapwork border on the title page and the initial on the dedication page.

mathematics, France, 16th Century